This is the sequel to Quaestor and starts immediately after the events of that book.


    I realised I had left several loose ends dangling, notably how the countries of Sitrelk and Carrhen would react to the deaths of their rulers.

    I also needed to find out how Anarya coped with a significant change in her talent …


    “In Sitrelk, the Twenty-Three families are in disarray following the death of The God. In Carrhen the king is trying to establish himself as a creditable ruler against some opposition.

    Anarya struggles to maintain her integrity, control the compulsion to steal talents from other people and help the Twenty-Three get organised.

    Meanwhile the priests of Huler and the priestesses of Quarenna are having disturbing dreams …”

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